16 Sep '11, 1am

The reason why Singapore cannot just consist of so-called 'educated' university grads - Economic overcrowding. #sgedu

The reason why Singapore cannot just consist of so-called 'educated' university grads - Economic overcrowding. #sgedu

The Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong (above), who chairs the 15-member panel, said in a Facebook note on Wednesday that expanding the university sector is not a 'straightforward issue to resolve' and many factors have to be considered. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN A committee set up to look at expanding the university sector is considering whether Singapore's economy can support more degree holders. The Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong, who chairs the 15-member panel, said in a Facebook note on Wednesday that expanding the university sector is not a 'straightforward issue to resolve' and many factors have to be considered. He said some factors that are being looked at include whether the economy can generate sufficient degree-level jobs in the future, the kind of degree-level competencies that are required for these jobs and how university pla...

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